Marcos Weskamp

Marcos Weskamp


In 1998 while pursuing undergraduate studies in Architecture, Fine Arts and Graphic Design in Argentina, Marcos Weskamp received a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education to continue his studies in Japan.

Since graduating as a Graphic Designer in 2001, Marcos has worked as a graphic designer, interface developer and art director for companies such as Bascule, Razorfish Tokyo and Dentsu.

He is a self taught web technologist who constantly pursues investigation in the fields of Information Visualization, Online Collaborative Work Environments and mobile media.

He is the receiver of an award of distinction in the Net Vision category at Ars Electronica 2004 for his work Newsmap. Currently he is the founder and director of B2, an information visualization R&D studio based in Tokyo.

Marcos has also created some of the coolest Flash apps on the net, check out Flickr Graph, Social Circles and the super cool Habitat Perspectives.


Visualizing Time

Time, as a measurement device is usually represented in the form of days, hours, minutes, and seconds, but rarely we think about it's fundamental, invisible nature.

In information visualization, time usually becomes a variable to quantify the duration of events and intervals between them, and so we compare the changes that occurred the objects we are observing.

The basic representation of time is that of the arrow, a line with a direction, and on top of that we usually plot change.

Within large periods of time, when contrast, microscopic and macroscopic views in time are needed, that one line is often too restrictive to represent changes accurately.

Join Marcos in this inspirational session where we'll explore together the different possibilities to create interactive time visualizations.


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